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Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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Congratulations to Scary Little Friends for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Month Poll! Our readers have spoken and they've chosen this hardworking band as their top choice! Scary Little Friends is a fantastic San Francisco folk band and we hope they experience as much success as possible!

You can catch the final week of Scary Little Friend's August Tuesday Residency at Amnesia in San Francisco on August 26th with Go By Ocean and The Rock Wolfz

August 19, 2014
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Band crush. Genuis is a San Francisco based experimental electronic duo that makes incredibly classy darkwave outer space tracks that holds your attention for every second their music is emitting from your speakers. These young musicians are sonically versatile and have an understanding of sound and layering that many musicians don't possess. Genuis' music has an intense amout of depth to it, but the music doesn't overwhelm you with layers that are dissonant, misplaced or out of key. Also, there can be one moment where you'll hear an intense intergalactic song and the next you'll find yourself listening to a minimal acoustic anti folk track. Nonetheless, by the time you get through their album, whether your ear catches a lofi or heavily produced song won't matter. 

&thony (Anthony Michael Leedom) and Elfboi (Lien Bao Do) make a great duo, and Bao Do's voice is incredibly charming and brings a lot of enchantment to the songs. We're totally into it. The songs have layered and atmospheric personality and you should get into Genuis for sure. -je

August 16, 2014
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The Acid Test is a series of psychedelic throwback parties that take place at the all ages music and arts venue, SUB/MISSION in San Francisco. For the third Summer edition of this event, DJ Al Lover will join the line up of DJs who will spin for the what could be called a 60s costume and dance party. Everyone will be dressed in their best throwback threads and ready to hit the dance floor!

If you're looking for a cool all ages event, The Acid Test Summer Edition is a really fun one!

AL LOVER (AUSTIN PSYCH FEST official DJ)
DARRAGH SKELTON (PAPERHOUSE PRESENTS)
MAE DELIA (BARCELONA. PAPERHOUSE)
STEVE ( ONDON, UK)

Liquid light performance by Mad Alchemy

And a special visit from Salt Lake City! Michael Walton will be exhibiting his Black Light Posters!!

August 15, 2014
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San Francisco based peace and lovecentric psychedelic rock band, The Love Dimension is preparing to release their new full length album entitled, Create and Consume. This long running local band will be celebrating their album release show at The Chapel in San Francisco on September 4th with Trainwreck Riders and Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah. Make sure you don't miss this event!

The Love Dimension deserves all of the positivity and support a local band can receive as they write and perform songs with a loving spiritually conscious vibe. Create and Consume will be available on 12 inch vinyl and we know the album is going to sound radiant. Pick up a copy on September 4th and support local independent bands!!

August 15, 2014
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San Francisco based legendary musician, Joel Gion is embarking on an independent music journey as he prepares to release his debut full length album, Apple Bonkers later this month. "Apple Bonkers will be out on August 19th in the U.S and on the 18th in Europe on VINYL / CD and DIGITAL formats via The Reverberation Appreciation Society and The Committee to Keep Music Evil. Apple Bonkers will also be released on cassette via a co-release with Burger Records."

He is splitting his time between performing as the beloved tambourine and percussion player for the wildly successful 60s revivalist rock band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and this personal musical endeavor, which is proving to be successful in its own right as he continues to be embraced by his long time fans, and gleefully discovered by young listeners.

If you did not attend the string of local shows Joel and his band, Joel Gion & the Primary Colours played earlier this year, you will have a chance to see him perform live at Amoeba Music in San Francisco on August 20th. This in-store performance is absolutely FREE!!!!! -je

August 14, 2014
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​San Francisco experimental post punk band, Buzzmutt will be releasing a new ​EP next month. Today, we have an exclusive first single from their upcoming album entitled, Strange Planes of ​​Surveillance​.

This new single, Stumble Forward is a strange grungy collage of urban drenched tribal instrumentation mixed with​ a catchy vocal melody. A cool thing about Buzzmutt is that they sound just as grungy, raw and intense live. It's hard to find a live band that keeps the integrity of their recordings, but they do.

​Stumble Forward and Buzzmutt are a breath of fresh air because this band obliterates the laid back, washed out Cali garage rock style that we know and love. They bring a gritty east coast underground sound that derives from Baltimore/DC punk and experimental vintage rock like, CAN. Get into it. The music may be a bit of an acquired taste, but it goes down easy.

You can catch Buzzmutt live on September 11th at their album release show at the Hemlock Tavern. ​

August 12, 2014
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